Biography

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

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Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 163

Birthday 1954-04-07

Place of Birth Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Official Site http://jackiechan.com/

Also Known As

  • Джеки Чан
  • 成龙
  • 成龍

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Ex-Baghdad
2017 Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery
2017 Bleeding Steel
2017 The Foreigner as Quan
2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie as Master Wu (voice)
2017 Kung Fu Yoga as Jack
2016 Railroad Tigers as Ma Yuan
2016 The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short as Master Wu (Voice)
2016 Skiptrace as Bennie Chan
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 as Monkey (voice)
2015 Dragon Blade as Huo An
2014 As the Light Goes Out
2013 Police Story: Lockdown as Detective Zhong Wen
2012 Chinese Zodiac as Jackie / Asian Hawk
2011 1911 as Huang Xing
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 as Monkey (voice)
2011 Shaolin as Wu Dao
2010 Running Man(1 episode)
2010 The Karate Kid as Mr. Han
2010 Little Big Soldier as The Liang soldier
2010 The Spy Next Door as Bob Ho
2009 The Founding of a Republic as Journalist
2009 Looking for Jackie as Himself
2009 How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
2009 Shinjuku Incident as Steelhead
2008 Wushu as cameo
2008 Kung Fu Panda as Master Monkey (voice)
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom as Old Hop / Lu Yan
2007 Rush Hour 3 as Chief Insp. Lee
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Himself
2006 Rob-B-Hood as Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho)
2005 The Myth as General Meng Yi
2004 New Police Story as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
2004 The Twins Effect II as Lord of Armour
2004 Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong as Himself
2004 Around the World in 80 Days as Passepartout / Lau Xing
2004 Enter the Phoenix as Mr. Chan [cameo]
2003 Golden Chicken 2 as archive footage
2003 Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family as Jackie Chan
2003 The Medallion as Eddie Yang
2003 The Twins Effect as Jackie Fong
2003 Shanghai Knights as Chon Wang
2003 Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu as Himself
2002 Golden Chicken as archive footage
2002 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious as Himself
2002 The Tuxedo as Jimmy Tong
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage)
2001 Rush Hour 2 as Chief Insp. Lee
2001 The Accidental Spy as Buck Yuen / Jackie Chan
2001 Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour as Himself / Narrator
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(1 episode)
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(88 episodes) as Himself
2000 Shanghai Noon as Chon Wang
2000 Fist to Fist as (archive footage)
1999 Gen-X Cops as Poor Fisherman
1999 Jackie Chan: My Stunts as Himself
1999 King of Comedy as Stunt double on set [cameo]
1999 Gorgeous as C.N. Chan
1998 Rush Hour as Chief Insp. Lee
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story as Himself
1998 Burn Hollywood, Burn
1998 Who Am I? as Lee / Who am I
1997 Mr. Nice Guy as Jackie
1996 Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls
1996 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 as Himself
1996 First Strike as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Thunderbolt as Jackie Chan Feng Jim
1995 Top Fighter as Himself
1995 Rumble in the Bronx as Keung
1994 The Legend of Drunken Master as Wong Fei-hung
1994 Cinema of Vengeance as Himself (uncredited)
1993 Project S as Insp. Chan Ka Kui [cameo]
1993 Crime Story as Inspector Eddie Chan
1993 City Hunter as Ryo Saeba
1993 Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino as Himself
1992 Martin(2 episodes)
1992 Police Story 3: Supercop as Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng
1992 Twin Dragons as Ma Yau / Wan Ming
1992 A Kid from Tibet as Man at airport
1991 Armour of God II: Operation Condor as Jackie Condor
1990 Island of Fire as Da Chui / Steve
1990 The Best of the Martial Arts Films as Himself
1989 Mr. Canton and Lady Rose as Kuo Chen-Wah
1988 Police Story 2 as Chan Ka Kui
1988 Dragons Forever as Jackie Lung
1987 Project A II as Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung
1986 Armour of God as Jackie Condor
1986 Naughty Boys as Prisoner
1985 Police Story as Chan Ka Kui
1985 Heart of the Dragon as Fung / Ah Tad / Tat
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars as Muscles
1985 The Protector as Billy Wong
1985 My Lucky Stars as Muscles
1984 Wheels on Meals as Thomas
1984 Cannonball Run II as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
1984 Pom Pom as Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo]
1983 Project A as Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung
1983 Fire Dragon as [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage]
1983 Fearless Hyena Part II as Ching Lung / Stone
1983 Fantasy Mission Force as Sammy
1983 Winners & Sinners as Cop #7086
1982 Dragon Lord as Dragon
1981 The Cannonball Run as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
1981 The Chinese Detective(1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 The Big Brawl as Jerry Kwan
1980 The Young Master as Lung
1979 Dragon Fist as Tang Hao Yun
1979 Fearless Hyena as Chan
1978 Spiritual Kung Fu as Yi-Lang
1978 Drunken Master as Wong Fei-Hung
1978 Half a Loaf of Kung Fu as Master Chang
1978 Magnificent Bodyguards as Ting Chung
1978 Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin as Hsu Yin-Fung
1978 Snake in the Eagle's Shadow as Chien Fu
1977 To Kill with Intrigue as Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
1977 The 36 Crazy Fists as Man in opening scene [cameo]
1976 Shaolin Wooden Men as Little Mute
1976 The Killer Meteors as Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin
1976 Hand of Death as Little Tan
1976 New Fist of Fury as Ah Lung
1976 The Himalayan as Tseng's man
1975 No End of Surprises as Secretary Chen
1975 All in the Family as Hsiao Tang
1974 The Golden Lotus as Pear Hawker Yun
1974 Village of Tigers as Bandit
1973 Freedom Strikes a Blow as Thug [Extra]
1973 Fist to Fist as Guard [Extra]
1973 Enter the Dragon as Guard
1973 The Awaken Punch as Thug
1973 None But the Brave as Japanese
1973 Police Woman as Gang Leader
1973 Facets of Love as Xiao Liu
1973 The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung as Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu)
1973 Fist of Unicorn as Thug [Extra]
1973 Not Scared to Die as Shi Tzer
1973 Ambush as [Extra]
1972 The Brutal Boxer as Thug
1972 Hapkido as Blackbear Student
1972 Fist of Fury as Student
1971 A Touch of Zen
1971 The Angry River as [Extra]
1971 The Blade Spares None as Prince's fighter in the forest
1970 Lady of Steel as Beggar kid
1966 The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) as Seven Little Tigers
1966 The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) as Child
1964 The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian as Brother Dong
1963 The Love Eterne as Extra (uncredited)
1962 Big and Little Wong Tin Bar as Kid (as Yuen Lau)
1900 Shanghai Dawn as Chon Wang
1900 Operation Red Sea

Production

2017 Bleeding SteelExecutive Producer
2017 Fatal Countdown: ResetProducer
2017 Kung Fu YogaExecutive Producer
2017 Kung Fu YogaProducer
2016 Railroad TigersExecutive Producer
2016 Railroad TigersProducer
2015 Dragon BladeProducer
2012 Chinese ZodiacProducer
2005 The MythExecutive Producer
2005 House of FuryExecutive Producer
2004 New Police StoryExecutive Producer
2004 Around the World in 80 DaysExecutive Producer
2003 The MedallionExecutive Producer
2001 The Accidental SpyProducer
2000 Shanghai NoonExecutive Producer
1999 Gen-X CopsExecutive Producer
1999 Jackie Chan: My StuntsProducer
1999 GorgeousProducer
1995 ThunderboltProducer
1992 Police Story 3: SupercopExecutive Producer
1992 The ShootoutProducer
1990 Story of Kennedy TownProducer
1987 RougeProducer
1986 Naughty BoysProducer
1980 Read LipsProducer

Directing

2012 Chinese ZodiacDirector
2011 1911Director
1999 Jackie Chan: My StuntsDirector
1998 Jackie Chan: My StoryDirector
1998 Who Am I?Director
1991 Armour of God II: Operation CondorDirector
1989 Mr. Canton and Lady RoseDirector
1988 Police Story 2Director
1987 Project A IIDirector
1986 Armour of GodDirector
1985 Police StoryDirector
1983 Project ADirector
1982 Dragon LordDirector
1980 The Young MasterDirector
1979 Fearless HyenaDirector
1973 The Cub Tiger from Kwang TungDirector

Writing

2012 Chinese ZodiacWriter
2010 Little Big SoldierWriter
2006 Rob-B-HoodWriter
1999 GorgeousScreenplay
1998 Who Am I?Screenplay
1991 Armour of God II: Operation CondorScreenplay
1989 Mr. Canton and Lady RoseWriter
1988 Police Story 2Screenplay
1987 Project A IIWriter
1986 Armour of GodScreenplay
1983 Project AWriter
1980 The Young MasterScreenplay

Crew

2011 1911Stunt Coordinator
1995 ThunderboltChoreographer
1991 Armour of God II: Operation CondorChoreographer
1983 Project AChoreographer
1977 The Iron Fisted MonkStunts
1975 The Young DragonsChoreographer
1973 Supermen Against the OrientChoreographer

Art

1985 Police StoryArt Direction
1980 The invincible fighterProduction Design

Sound

2001 Shaolin SoccerMusic

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